Life on the Tenure Track

Lessons from the First Year

By James M. Lang ’91 (Johns Hopkins University Press)


Are the students even listening to me? Will this departmental meeting ever end? And how do I decide what grades to give? Through light-hearted stories and thoughtful analysis, the author takes the reader along on his spirited, nerve-racking trip as a new faculty member. This is not a guidebook, he writes, “though I hope you will find some guidance here.”

Lang is an assistant professor at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

(July 2005)